Zero Waste


The Zero Waste Committee is dedicated to achieving zero waste in Washington, DC.

Did you know…

We can do better!

The Sierra Club DC Chapter's Zero Waste Committee advocates for District government, businesses and residents to prioritize reduction, reuse, prevention, composting and recycling over incineration and landfilling. We work with District agencies and the DC Council to make this a reality. Moving toward zero waste means both systemic, policy, changes as well as personal action. We are volunteer-driven and new volunteers are always welcome!

  • Join our monthly committee meetings. Our Zero Waste meetings are held in the vening of the second Tuesday of each month  – Simply register on our calendar here: 
    Just curious? Pop in and see what we’re about!  

  • Speak up - Get ideas on how to speak up for changes in DC 

We also share links and resources to help DC residents reduce, reuse and recycle.  

  • DC waste services - Learn whether your building has curbside pickup, where to drop off your compost and what to do with e-waste, paint and more, 

  • DC's waste laws - Learn about the laws and regulations that set the rules about waste in DC and tell you if you’re getting the services you should, and

  • Personal zero waste actions/tips - Learn simple actions you can take/ lifestyle tips such as how to shop package-free, where to drop off your compost, how to organize zero waste events and so much more.

  • General zero waste resources

Have a question or comment?

Please contact Susan, the committee chair, at